President Donald Trump’s space advisors have given NASA a chance at jumping to center stage in the administration’s political show, but the spotlight is fraught with risk. By asking the space agency if it would be possible to send a pair of astronauts around the Moon before the next presidential election in 2020, Trump’s transition team has given the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) organization a stout piece of rope it can either climb or be hung by. Waiting in the ...

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